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    parental rights/required reading list

    We have been having a 'go around' at my kids school about the 'required reading list'... and we've been told that there is no longer a legal 'opt out' option. Does anyone know where I can investigat this supposed 'law'?
    I've tried googling "law about required reading list" & such but can't find what i'm looking for.
    any suggestions?

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    Re: parental rights/required reading list

    let me see if I can find anything.

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    Re: parental rights/required reading list

    I doubt that there's a law forcing your child to read anything... same as you are alowed to take your child out of sex ed if you don't want them in. The schools are not legally alowed to infringe on yourright, especially those based on religious nature.

    If you don't mind me asking, what's/'re the book(s) that is/are being objected to?
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    Re: parental rights/required reading list

    Pixy check out this link and perhaps call the phone number at the bottom of the page.
    http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html

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    Re: parental rights/required reading list

    Quote Originally Posted by FrumiousBoojum
    I doubt that there's a law forcing your child to read anything... same as you are alowed to take your child out of sex ed if you don't want them in. The schools are not legally alowed to infringe on yourright, especially those based on religious nature.

    If you don't mind me asking, what's/'re the book(s) that is/are being objected to?
    interesting you should say that...what we were told is...they can still legally opt out of sex ed..and...oh shoot..i forgot what the other thing was....but NOT the required reading.

    some parents are getting on the band wagon and going ape... my take on it when my son had to read catcher in the rye, I read it first..then took him aside & said "if I raised you right.... you will be so offended by this book" ... I did, and he was :-) but I left the choice up to him.

    but having that right taken away from us...if this is true..makes me nuts!!!

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    Re: parental rights/required reading list

    Quote Originally Posted by Disney Wrassler
    Pixy check out this link and perhaps call the phone number at the bottom of the page.
    http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html

    thank you!

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    Re: parental rights/required reading list

    Now I do not know if the link will give you all the info you want, but atleast you have a better chance of getting somewhere with that phone number at the bottom of the page in the link.

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    Re: parental rights/required reading list

    Quote Originally Posted by pixywingz
    some parents are getting on the band wagon and going ape... my take on it when my son had to read catcher in the rye, I read it first..then took him aside & said "if I raised you right.... you will be so offended by this book" ... I did, and he was :-) but I left the choice up to him.
    Well, glad to see you're one of the ones that read before acting...* those that are offended based on hearsay (like the pastor holding the Harry Potter book burning because he heard it was filled with homosexuality) are the ones I have something against.

    Never read Catcher in the Rye. I have no idea what it's about. For all I know, it could be about a guy that builds a baseball diamond in his field of rye for a bunch of dead guys.

    *EDIT: Or, rather, read and give him the choice of what to think.
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    Re: parental rights/required reading list

    i can do this with my son...w/ my daughter its a different story! lol

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    Smile Re: parental rights/required reading list

    Quote Originally Posted by pixywingz
    my take on it when my son had to read catcher in the rye, I read it first..

    Thank you!!! You are a good parent.

    You read it first!!! It really bothers me when people let there kids read, play or watch things that upset them after the fact. If you are unsure do it first.
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    Re: parental rights/required reading list

    heck I read Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in one of my college classes and that has homosexuality and alcoholisim. it was a bit interesting though if you understood what was goin on.

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    Re: parental rights/required reading list

    Quote Originally Posted by Where's Barbie?
    Thank you!!! You are a good parent.

    You read it first!!! It really bothers me when people let there kids read, play or watch things that upset them after the fact. If you are unsure do it first.

    aww tks luv..
    okay..now i can talk...got this thread started then had a phone call!
    okay...I COMPLETELY despise a few books on that list...and for some kids i think they are absolutely dreadful. I've got a truly unique strange child! lol
    ooooooold beyond his years....I know he can handle them...but aside from all that... some of these books like 'catcher' have been on this list for eons! Hasn't there been anything more redeeming since then for heaven's sake? its a dreary...disgusting book!!! AND AND AND!!!! why do they require our kids to read books with language in it that if they said these words in class they would be expelled!!!!! OHHHHHHHHH now THAT burns me up!
    so..i put in a call to that govt. agency Wrassler told me about... i'll let you guys know what they say :-)

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    Re: parental rights/required reading list

    Ok so this go me thinking...
    and I did a search for banned books (though not what we were discussing but I thought catcher was on the list sure enough:

    Classics like OF MICE AND MEN by John Steinbeck and THE CATCHER IN THE RYE by J.D. Salinger have earned a place in the top fifty banned books for years

    Thought you might be interested...

    it's really funny to look and see what is on the 50 most banned books list
    (there are so many sites with banned books, this one is just a sampleing)

    who comes up with this stuff
    Gone with the wind and Little red riding hood are just a couple on "the list"
    Now comes the debate about who has the right to ban books and why etc, probably something for another thread, but I thought this might be of interest to you.
    procrastibating

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    Re: parental rights/required reading list

    I say we just Burn 'em All!

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